Friday, December 16, 2011

Nothing to Write Holmes About

Today's error is elementary, my dear readers.

About five minutes into the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes, after Holmes and Watson have foiled a murder by Lord Blackwood, a photographer takes a photo to capture the moment, and the photo segues into the front page of a newspaper called The Penny Illustrated Paper.


How did Scotland Yard manage to do so? Well, check out the deck. "Sherlock Holmes Aides Police," we are informed.


Aids police is more like it. An aide (noun) aids (verb) others. Had the writer at The Penny Illustrated Paper done just a wee bit of detective work, he would have discovered this.

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